GAA Leitrim GAA County Board Convention

Nominations deadline day as Board seek five new faces

Bush Hotel to host Convention on Monday, December 11

John Connolly


John Connolly

Nominations deadline day as Board seek five new faces

County Board Chairman Terence Boyle and Secretary Attracta O'Reilly at last year's Convention. Photo by Willie Donnellan

Leitrim GAA officials are on the lookout for new blood and have extended the deadline for nominations after it was revealed that five Senior Board officers are stepping down at next month’s Convention.

The Bush Hotel will host the Leitrim GAA County Board Convention on Monday, December 11, and while nomination forms were due to be returned by last Monday, the deadline for nominations has been extended until today (Wednesday).

Central Council delegate P.J. Meehan, Development Officer Pat Feely, Connacht Council delegate Jim Meehan and Assistant Treasurer John Mulvey all depart their posts after completing the maximum five years in each role.

Vice-Chairman Seán Ó Súilleabháín is also departing his role which leaves the County Board seeking five new faces for 2018 while there will be contests for all other roles should there be nominations received by today’s deadline.

On their website, Leitrim County Board wrote “While all positions on the Management Committee are open to nomination and contest, the very fact that five positions will be guaranteed to have different personnel in 2018 will hopefully encourage GAA people from around the county to show an interest in getting involved in the management of Leitrim GAA business from 2018 forward.”

Nomination & motion forms have been with club secretaries for the past two weeks and it will be interesting to see if there are many motions on the agenda  after the review of Adult Club structures undertaken in recent weeks.

It is believed that there is no mood to alter the Championship structure which was judged a success this year despite an awful lot of one-sided games in the early stages of the Senior Championship.

But there could be changes in the League and Shield competitions if the findings of the Leitrim GAA online Player survey is anything to go by. But it will all depend on what motions are finally submitted by clubs to Convention.